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  • About Jonathan Tuckey Design

    Jonathan Tuckey Design has garnered an international reputation for working with existing buildings and structures. Our studio has become expert in combining contemporary design with layers of built heritage to explore the ways in which old and new can co-exist and elevate one another. We have worked on a number of commercial, cultural and residential projects within Europe, the United States and South America, developing a clear set of principles and approaches to deal with historic and modern architecture.

    We embrace an architecture of change and an acute awareness of style and context underpins everything we do. The juxtaposition of contemporary elements with original features creates a dialogue between different eras and allows buildings to establish a new purpose. Re-using existing built stock is the most sustainable approach to the future development of our cities and countryside, retaining a sense of collective heritage.

    Our clients share our fondness for materials, craftsmanship and proportion as well as the soulfulness and idiosyncrasies of historic architecture. For this reason, the practice set up Building on the Built, a programme of exhibitions and talks that explores unfamiliar architectural responses to existing structures from around the world and close at home. For more information, please visit www.buildingonthebuilt.org.

    Some of our current and past clients include Argent LLP, Bannenberg & Rowell Design, Dorrington Plc, Dover Street Market, Egg Trading, Enoteca 1620, Halcyon London International School, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, Henry Moore Foundation, Horris Hill School, Malcolm Reading Consultants, MALIN + GOETZ, Michelberger Hotel, Pocket Living, Southbank Centre, The Modern House, Unicorn Primary School and Wilberforce Primary School.

  • The Team

    • Jonathan Tuckey - Director

      Jonathan founded his design practice in 2000 having previously worked for David Chipperfield Architects and Fletcher Priest Architects.

      Having originally studied Anthropology, the varying ways spaces and places can be reused and remodelled has been a constant area of interest for Jonathan’s design practice and a recurring theme during his extensive teaching experience.

      Jonathan studied under and taught alongside Fred Scott and has long been one of the UK’s leading advocates for remodelling and radically transforming old buildings for modern uses.

    • Sarah Warner - Practice Manager

      Sarah joined Jonathan Tuckey Design in June 2014 as our Practice Manager. She received her Master of Arts in Mass Communication from the California State University, Northridge, and has an extensive background in client,  office and event and management.

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    • Ryuta Hirayama - MArch, ARB - Senior Associate

      Ryuta joined Jonathan Tuckey Design as a project architect in 2009. He studied both fine art and architecture and completed a Masters in Architecture at Westminster University.

      Since joining the office, Ryuta has worked on a variety of projects at different scales including the MALIN + GOETZ shop in Covent Garden and has brought a strong sense for precision and detail to each one.

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    • Catarina Kohut - ARB - Associate

      Catarina has a Masters in Architecture from the Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa in Portugal.  After working for architects in Slovenia and Sweden, Catarina joined Jonathan Tuckey Design in 2013 and has collaborated on many projects including the King’s Cross Gasholders project.

    • Rob Leechmere - ARB - Associate

      Rob completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Liverpool and joined Jonathan Tuckey Design in 2016 after completing his Diploma at the CASS School of Architecture.  His work focuses mainly on the interpretation of traditional vernaculars in a modern context. He has a keen interest in the Amsterdam school and brick expressionism.

    • James Moore - ARB - Associate

      James graduated with a MArch from the University of Bath. After working in Asia he returned to the UK to study Building Conservation at the Architectural Association. Here he pursued his interest in working with existing buildings, whilst also working on a new whiskey distillery in the Scottish Highlands in the grounds of a Grade I listed castle.

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    • Elena Aleksandrov - ARB

      Elena holds a Master in Architecture from the Politecnico di Milano University.  After working for architects in Italy and Portugal, Elena joined Jonathan Tuckey Design in 2017. She has a passion for remodelling existing buildings in historical contexts and a keen interest in the interpretation of vernaculars in modern architecture.

    • Fraser Biggins - BA (Hons)

      Currently studying part-time at The Sir John Cass School of Art for his Part-II qualification, Fraser has worked at Jonathan Tuckey Design since 2015 during which time he has assisted on a range of projects including the Ironmongers’ Quarters in Hackney and the practice’s new office. Fraser is currently Designing a restaurant in the Swiss Alpine Village of Andermatt.

    • Mariza Daouti - Prof Dip Arch

      Mariza holds a Masters in Architecture from the National Technical University of Athens and an MA in Architectural History from UCL. She has worked in architecture studios in London, Nicosia and Barcelona, before joining Jonathan Tuckey Design. Mariza is particularly interested in architectural theory, with focus on the intersections of sociopolitical structures and the built environment.

    • Balazs Hudy - Prof Dip Arch

      Balazs holds a Masters in Architecture from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. He joined Jonathan Tuckey Design after designing several  projects for a Hungarian-based practice for 3 years. He is keen on finding the most functional way to approach every architectural challenge, and is enthusiastic about Bauhaus and Brutalism architecture.

    • Molly Wheeler - ARB

      Molly completed her diploma at the University of Westminster and was awarded a RIBA silver medal commendation for her design project ‘More or Less, Bricks’. Her academic work investigated how to design environments using aleatoric methods, inspired by the musical theories of John Cage.

      She has subsequently enjoyed working on the cusp of art and architecture on projects across London, rural Ireland and Miami. At Jonathan Tuckey Design Molly has been involved with a new build house in Wiltshire using rammed earth and a theatre for Horris Hill School made using Cross laminated timber from Austria.

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    • Izzy Farquharson - BA (Hons)

      Izzy joined JTD in 2019, having just graduated from the University of Cambridge and enjoys designing through the art of hand drawing and model making. She is particularly interested in sustainability through the reuse and reconfiguration of existing structures, as well as psychology in architecture and how it can positively impact and enhance health and wellbeing.

    • Abby Halfacre - BA (Hons)

      Abby studied architecture at the University of Greenwich and graduated in 2019. She recently began working at Jonathan Tuckey Design and hopes to continue studying for her Masters in Architecture in London next year. She enjoys designing through the craft of model making and photography and is particularly interested in craftsmanship and details in the built environment.

    • Ross Langtree - BA (Hons)

      Ross joined JTD after graduating with a Bachelor of Architectural Studies at Nelson Mandela University in South Africa. He has an interest in sustainability and the role inventive reuse of buildings plays. Ross enjoys the process of design through model making and empathy of construction methods.

    • Lauren Ly - BA(Hons)

      Lauren joined JTD as an Architectural Illustrator in 2019. She graduated from Newcastle University and afterward studied under Professor Kazuyo Sejima of SANAA at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. She focuses on illustrative architectural representation and cartography through a mixture of haptic and digital processes.

    • Dan Stilwell- BA (Hons)

      Dan studied architecture at The Sir John Cass School of Art and graduated in 2018. Since then he has been involved in a number of public realm projects and furniture design. He is passionate about craft, seeking out fresh ways of combining traditional techniques with modern technologies.

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    • Atif Butt - Accounts Manager

      Atif has been working with Jonathan Tuckey Design since 2009. Atif is an all-round accountant with specialised experience in the property, technology and professional service sectors. He has in-depth knowledge of financial accounting and statutory accounts preparation, taxation, management accounting and reporting for commercial decision making.

    • James Brittain - Photographer

      Photographer James Brittain is a Montreal-based photographer who specialises in architecture and interiors. Jonathan Tuckey Design has been working with James since 2000 during which time he’s photographed such projects as Woodstock Studios, Collage House, Fire Nightclub, Halbhaus, Rothaus, Shadow House and Doyle Gardens.

    • Dirk Lindner - Photographer

      Cologne based photographer Dirk Lindner comes from a portraiture background and now specialises in architectural photography. Jonathan Tuckey Design started working with Dirk in 2010 and he’s since photographed such projects as Yew Tree House, Submariner’s House, Shadow House and Wilberforce Primary School.

    • Ioanna Marinescu - Photographer

      Ioana Marinescu is a London-based architectural designer and photographer. Jonathan Tuckey Design worked with her in 2013 when she photographed the Frame House.

    The Studio

    Jonathan Tuckey Design

    58 Milson Road

    London W14 0LB

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  • Awards

    We have enjoyed wide press coverage and received numerous accolades including:

    Frame Awards – (Michelberger Hotel), Longlist 2020
    FX International Design Awards (Michelberger Hotel), Finalist 2019
    FT House & Home – Six architects to employ in 2019 to build your own house of the future
    BD Interior Architect of the Year (Gasholders, Ironmongers’ Quarters & Michelberger Hotel), Finalist 2019
    Sunday Times British Homes Awards Development of the Year (Gasholders), Winner 2018
    RIBA London Award & RIBA National Award (Gasholders), Winner 2018
    Blueprint Awards Best Non-Public Award, Residential (Gasholders), Shortlist 2018
    Building Magazine Project of the Year (Gasholders), Shortlist 2018
    World Architecture News  (Gasholders), Shortlist 2018
    World Architecture Festival (Gasholders), Shortlist 2018
    World Interior News (Gasholders), Shortlist 2018
    FX Design Awards (Gasholders), Shortlist 2018
    AJ Retrofit Awards (JTD Office), Shortlist 2018
    NLA Regional Award (Malin + Goetz), Shortlist (Retail Category) 2018
    NLA Regional Award (Gasholders), Shortlist (Home Category) 2018
    Don’t Move, Improve! (Egg), Shortlist 2018
    MR PORTER, The World’s Best Dream-Home Architects (1 of 5) 2016
    AJ Small Projects (Egg), Shortlist 2016
    The Leading 100 Interior Designers, House & Garden 2015
    Grand Design Awards (Frame House), Finalist 2014
    RICS South West Awards  (Yew Tree House), Finalist 2014
    RICS Building Conversation Award (Frame House), Shortlist 2013
    Blue Ribbon Award (Submariners House) Finalist 2013
    House & Garden ‘100 leading interior designers’ 2012
    AJ Small Projects (Wilberforce Primary School), Shortlist 2012
    Andermatt Swiss Alps, Shortlist 2011
    Best remodelled historic building – Grand Designs Award (Shadow House), 2009 Winner
    Best remodelled historic building – Grand Designs Award (Collage House), 2007 Winner

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